Santa baby | Boston newborn photographer
As a Boston newborn photographer, I’ve had the chance to photograph babies a lot of Santa babies! It’s awesome knowing that I am able to capture such a special memory: a baby’s first Christmas. Below are some cute photo ideas for your Christmas photos:
Baby with a Santa hat in a taco pose
This one is a classic! I bought this Santa hat on Etsy and I consistently use it for holiday photos. I love how long the hat is, sometimes the whole length of the baby. This little one snuggled right into the taco pose for his shot.
Using a digital backdrop with Santa
A way to give Christmas photos pizazz is to invite Santa over to your session. But if Ol’ Saint Nick is busy, you can always use a digital backdrop! lol The photo above was used in the digital backdrop below. It looks realistic and it’s a fun way to surprise parents as well. I have a full tutorial on how to create this image in this blog post.
Baby in a Santa Claus hat
Always a classic, a baby in a Santa Claus hat always makes for an adorable Christmas photo!
Santa baby in a basket
This is a simple and cute pose for a baby. All you need is a little fur/wraps and a basket. If you don’t have a Santa hat, you can use ornaments or other Christmasy items in or around the basket.
Close-ups of the little baby
While wearing the hat, don’t forget to take close-ups of the little one.
Different angles of the Christmas newborn
The two images below of the same baby as above. Without moving the baby, capture different angles to get varying looks. This is such a simple idea that will go a long way!
Use ornaments for Christmas photos of newborns
One of my favorite ideas is to use ornaments as little baby props. You can use anything! Plus, ornaments are so small, they fit perfectly in babies’ hands.
More Santa hats and digital backdrops for newborn photography
Below is another example of a Santa baby image. Below it, I used another digital backdrop for a creative and festive look. I love the backdrops from Pixiedrops Digital Backdrops. There, you can find a wide selection of drops to add variety to your photographs. I love the one below because it looks like Santa is softly tapping the baby’s head.. so sweet!
Baby next to a Christmas tree
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Isabel Sweet is a baby and newborn photographer in Boston. All sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or favorite locations. These photo session took place in the Greater Boston Area. Interested in a family session?
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